Student Champion

  • VO94134


Description

Marie Curie was a scientist who discovered radium and polonium, contributing to finding treatments for cancer. This work continues to inspire our charity's mission to help people and their families living with a terminal illness make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert care, emotional support and research.

Marie Curie care for more than 40,000 terminally ill people in the UK a year. The services we offer include providing Nursing care in people’s own home including emotional support. Across the UK we have nine hospices which provide specialist care and support, in Scotland these are located in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our support teams help anyone affected by terminal illness, online and over the phone. Whether someone needs practical support caring for their loved one, or emotional support once they’ve died, our teams are here to help.

Become a voice at your college/university campus by helping to raise awareness and funds and encouraging others to support Marie Curie. This can be through fundraising activities, raising profile at student fairs and encouraging societies to get involved.

Social skills, good communication skills, confident engaging with students, professional, organised, events experience (desirable). Active on social platforms can also benefit you in this role.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. We’ll be here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is, to help you cope when you don’t know how. Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don’t know what to do next or just need to talk. We’ll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.

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Flexible to the available times of the volunteer.

Restrictions

Experience required: Organised, confident with IT, ability to use social media platforms. Responsible and can represent Marie Curie in a positive light. Professional. Marketing skills would be desirable.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Paid monthly.
Training details: Induction training will be given along with any further training needed. Community Fundraisers will have arranged catch ups, when possible, with volunteers. If volunteers require any additional training this can be discussed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago